CGTech releases 9.0 ready for exhibition showcase

The highly anticipated release of VERICUT 9.0 is here.

X caliperVERICUT is already an advanced piece of software which has become industry standard for simulating CNC Machining. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimisation software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with leading CAM systems.

The launch of VERICUT 9.0 has brought with it several new enhancements designed to increase power and improve efficiency. The new features and benefits will be showcased at the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition on 11th – 13th of February. CGTech will be presenting VERICUT 9.0 at stand C215.

Gavin Powell, CGTech Technical Director said: “VERICUT 9.0 is ‘smarter’ than previous versions, offering more robust connections to tooling databases and the latest CAM systems.

“Most users will experience gains in performance, as well as sharper, clearer and more realistic views of machines and the machining process. Enhancements to VERICUT’s free Reviewer app also lets programmers share with others (like machinists or quality assurance personnel) how parts are manufactured.”

The new features include:
Enhanced Graphics Display
VERICUT 9.0’s greatly enhanced image quality makes it easier to spot problems and imperfections in machined parts. Switch seamlessly between Workpiece, Machine or Profile views, or combine them in a variety of view layouts.

Streamlined Verification
Any of VERICUT’s major functions, such as AUTO-DIFF, Section, and X-Caliper, can be used in any view which streamlines the verification effort and increases productivity.

Force Optimization
Use Force “Analyze”, without any prior configuration, to spot potentially dangerous machining conditions or identify underutilised tools. Force Charts has a new “Fill Comparison” option to help visualise the changes made by Force optimisation to feedrates and chip loads.

Appearance Settings
Appearance settings accompany the “Colour” option for components and models, and can be used to add realism to objects in VERICUT simulations. Machined parts look more lifelike and identification of errors or incorrect cuts has become easier.

Enhanced Translucency and New Stock/Design View
New features are available to quickly display the Design part embedded in translucent Stock, and show AUTO-DIFF Gouge or Excess errors in relation to the Design part or cut stock model.

X-Caliper has several new measurements and features that provide greater control over how measurements (dimensions) are shown. Images with dimensions can be printed, saved to an image file, or utilised in Setup Plans.

Setup Plan
A new Setup Plan capability makes it easier than ever to create images from the simulation with dimensions or notes that help others understand the manufacturing process. Setup Plans are easily incorporated in VERICUT’s reports to document operation setups, or how machined parts should look at various stages.

Multi Tool Station
The new Multi Tool Station tool component has been added in Tool Manager, enabling users to setup an apparatus that holds multiple tools, attached to a single turret station.

Tool Change List Panel
Tool Change List Panel is enhanced with capabilities to graphically setup tools on turrets, in tool chains, define orientations for “Flash” multi-function tools, and more.

Reviewer App
VERICUT’s Reviewer application is powered by the same enhanced graphics engine featured in VERICUT Verification, and users will also immediately notice the dramatic boost in performance.

New Section Window
The new Section Window is easier to use with dynamic section plane locations and angle adjustments.
For more information about VERICUT 9.0 visit CGTech at the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition or visit www.cgtech.co.uk

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About CGTech
CGTech’s VERICUT® software is the standard for CNC simulation, verification, optimisation, analysis, and additive manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has an extensive network of offices and resellers throughout the world. For more information, visit the CGTech website at www.cgtech.co.uk, call +44 (0)1273 773538, or email info.uk@cgtech.com.